Walking up to 1 mile; some uneven surfaces. Slow movement and stretching.
In the San Pedro Center dining room, have what you like from the breakfast buffet with choices such as eggs, cereals, fruit, and a rotating variety of other breakfast foods plus juice, coffee, tea, water.
In our meeting room, we’ll begin our expert-led classes on revolutionary 19th-century women novelists looking at the wit and wisdom of Jane Austen. Although she lived a relatively short and sheltered life, Austen produced six novels that have become timeless classics. Her beloved masterpieces such as “Sense and Sensibility,” “Emma,” and “Pride and Prejudice” are wonderfully romantic — but they are also insightful satires about societal conventions. After a break, our second class will focus on the intersection of mythology, history, and archaeology in ancient Greece. We'll get an overview of the many ways of analyzing myths and then dive into the archaeological findings on Crete and Santorini of Minoan culture in the Bronze Age.
In the San Pedro Center dining room, have what you like from the lunch buffet with a rotating variety of choices including salad and coffee, tea, water.
Next, we'll have a presentation on writing our own memoirs. With the help and use of prompts such as photographs and letters, we’ll learn how to bring out details, actions, and memories to make our stories exciting. Later, we'll have an opportunity to “work the knots out” during a session of gentle movement and stretching led by a qualified yoga instructor.
Dining room buffet.
We will engage with members of the local community and hear from some of the religious friars who live on the San Pedro Center's grounds. They will talk about their way of life in the Franciscan tradition and answer questions. We’ll then be joined by a local organist who will present an organ recital in our beautiful San Pedro Chapel. The evening will end with time to socialize with fellow Road Scholars, play games, complete a puzzle, or just relax.